AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Possible Internal Damage?
So I had just left the gas station, turned the corner and was gettin on it a little bit in first, went to go to 2nd and popped it into neutral. So it ended up banging off the rev limiter once, and being in a rush to get it back in gear and keep moving, I neglected to grab the clutch fully and it banged into 2nd pretty hard. Ever since it's felt like the bike is down on power. It will still get up and go but it just feels really labored in acceleration. RPM's dont climb faster than I'm gaining speed so I don't think it is damaged/worn clutch plates unfortunately.
Bike is an '03, 26k miles. I recently checked my valve clearances which involved removing the cylinder head cover, and when reinstalling the cover, I only applied hondabond to the half circle sections. I'm pretty sure that this gasket leaking wouldn't cause a loss of power, just oil seeping out (Not a compression issue).
After doing some searching, it seems I could have damaged my shifter forks when I didn't grab the clutch to shift up into 2nd.
Basically I'm looking for opinions on what kind of damage my actions might have caused. And if it is the shifter fork, how hard is it for a amateur with some tools to change out, and how much will I be looking at for ballpark costs?
'03 600 RR - ~33,000 miles (14,000 from me)
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